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  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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An oral history: Dave Robinson

Posted Feb 9, 2014


Cliff Christl started gathering oral histories with former Packers and others associated with the team in 2000 and will continue to gather them as Packers historian. Excerpts from those interviews will be periodically posted here.

Robinson played outside linebacker for the Packers from 1963-’72. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013. Here he talks about the other Hall of Famers on the Packers’ defense in the 1960s.

On Willie Davis:

Robinson: “As a pass rusher, he was so quick off the ball. He was a good run player, too. But the fact he played next to Ron Kostelnik (helped) because Ron hung in there and did a lot to stop the run. It allowed Willie to freelance more. (But) Willie was so intelligent and quick as a cat -- he’d play a guy’s angle. He could do it all.”

On Henry Jordan:

Robinson: “He had three sacks, I think, in that 1967 playoff game against the Rams. He went against Tom Mack, who is a Hall of Famer, and Mack never touched him. If you tried to trap Jordan, he was right there. (Jordan) would give you a jiggle with his body and he had great, quick feet. He’d slap you when the head-slap was legal, and he’d be around you so fast. He had a million moves. “

On Ray Nitschke:

Robinson: “Nitschke was one of the greatest players I played with. It’s hard to say anything bad about Nitschke… Nitschke had football knowledge, but he got excited and made mistakes. He was a hitter and aggressive, (but) he couldn’t make decisions on the fly. You almost had to sit him down and diagram it. He was a great teammate.”

On Herb Adderley:

Robinson: “Adderley was a little meaner than (Bob) Jeter. I think Adderley was (a better cover guy). The reason Jeter had more interceptions than Adderley is that teams didn’t throw at our left side. Adderley knew the game. Having played offense, he knew what the offense was trying to do. Herb used to knock the hell out of running backs. He tackled hard. When Herb had to force, he was always there.”

On Willie Wood:

Robinson: “Willie Wood could sit down and diagram what every man on defense did on every play. If he saw you do something wrong, he could correct linebackers, defensive tackles. Willie Wood had an overall perspective of the whole thing.”

Today, Robinson lives in Akron, Ohio.

 
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